American Childrens Orchestras for Peace

Rating: 4.97 stars   75 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 3211 Ponce de Leon Blvd Ste 210 Miami FL 33130 USA

Mission: Mission Statement: to create for our children, through music, an environment free from violence. Vision Statement: By developing specific musical programs we will provide our children with alternatives to the cycle of poverty and hopelessness that so often leads to violence. We involve the general community in these musical programs through free concerts at schools, parks and other institutions in various neighborhoods throughout Miami-Dade. Disadvantaged children, typically low income and/or disabled, receive free individual music education and participate in full orchestra concerts. ACOP is based on an internationally acclaimed format proven to increase academics, cognitive skills and self-esteem.
Results: We support hundreds of youth and families a year in one on one mentoring, music instruction and parenting relationships.
Target demographics: Children facing adversity in underprivileged communities ages 4- 18
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,000
Programs: We teach children technique in keyboards, drums, violin and vocal instruction in addition to offer parental involvement and mentoring to encourage the children. Research confirms that children's lives can be changed dramatically through family, group and one to one mentoring relationships. Investment in this program is an investment in helping children grow up successfully and overcome environmental challenges.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Carlos R. Sanchez - President - CRS Financial Inc.
I am a Donor of the American Children's Orchestras for Peace (ACOP) because they provide music instruction to underprivileged children, Their goal is to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness that often leads to juvenile violence and low achievement.
ACOP has embedded competitions and raffles in the program, which have been highly successful in retaining child participation, motivating the competitive spirit of the students.
With a large demographic of Latin-American children in the South Florida area, ACOP Latin Music Orchestras is a popular and educational program that teaches children the roots of their
culture,
Please support The American Children's Orchestras for Peace,


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Because they has been extremely successful in increasing parental participation and attendance.

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More kids have the opportunity to participate.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Guatavo Sardinas - President - Rapid Lien services
I have been involved in civic minded programs for many years. In my opinion, the work
of the American Children's Orchestras for Peace is extremely valuable for the children and for our city. They work in the toughest communities and really make a difference.
Please support the American Children's Orchestras for Peace.

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The program is free and the benefits are tremendous. The kids love it!

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Rating: 5 stars  

God Bless American Children Orchestras. I enrolled my son at the age of 6 into Centro Mater Academy. He is now 12 years old and continues the classes at Jose Marti Park. My son always liked music and playing the instruments, but now he has a passion for music.
I feel that ACOP's programs has helped him stay away from the wrong crowds in school and as well as the streets after school hours. I love American Children Orchestras for giving my son a chance to make himself better at what he loves doing.

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in my sons passion for music. He always tells me he wishes to achieve his music career. Very proud of him and glad i put him in ACOP.

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More classes after school hours.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have my 3 sons in the classes since 2008. They love their teaches so much. I wouldn't know what we would have done without these music classes. I'm glad that you are in my sons school and wish you all the very best this year.

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All of my 3 sons have learned music and impressed the whole family when they play. Its unexplainable the feeling when I hear them play.

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There is nothing that has to be changed they are great the way they are now!

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Rating: 5 stars  

THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH AMERICAN CHILDREN ORCHESTRAS YOUR INSTRUCTORS DON'T ONLY TEACH THESE KIDS JUST TO DO IT, THEY LOVE TO DO IT AND DON'T CARE HOW MANY TIMES THEY HAVE TO REPEAT THEMSELVES UNTIL THAT CHILD LEARNS IT! (MY YOUNGEST AND MIDDLE CHILDREN AGED 6 AND 10 ARE IN THE CLASSES AND HAVE TOLD ME THIS) I LOVE YOU GUYS! =)

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My kids are fascinated and thankful for the education in music they are receiving.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Open more classes in the Southwest area's.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I wish i can thank all the instructors and site coordinators for the care, help, and knowledge they have given my 3 girls. Not only am i truly amazed of how much they know about music and their history, but of how much they liked it! Thank you American Children Orchestras for Peace. Thank you for caring!

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my three daughters behavior and test grades.

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Nothing at all. I am very satisfied with how their organization works!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm fascinated with this program!!! My son has honestly learned so much since he started. This is all I have ever wanted for my son to be able to play music, I noticed since he was 2 years old the passion he had for music

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My sons behavior and attitude, he was a little hyper active but since we signed him up for the classes I'm super happy with the results at home!

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I would add Dancing classes since I have little nieces that are too young for the music classes but love to dance.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I did not think Nicole would learn how to play music so quickly.

Incredible technique and its amazing how the music teachers are able to capture every students attention.


So grateful to be part of it.

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how beautiful my daughter plays the instrument.

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ask to buy more instruments so my daughter can take the violin home to practice.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Love it! Love it! Love it!

I wish I had known about ACOP a few years ago. My children, Francinette sings and Franceska plays the violin.

The staff is wonderful. The teacher's are very dedicated.

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With my children, who enjoy attending class.

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Hire more teachers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the opportunity to work with the American Childrens Orchestras approximately eleven years ago and feel proud to be part of this amazing organization once again.

I am truly overwhelmed with such team work and dedication. I hope that additional funding is attained to expand ACOP presence in other educational institutions.

Through music we can enrich our children's life and open their heart to enlightment.

Its just phenomenal!
A. Labrozzi


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In a few weeks the academic level of my daughters excelled!

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Funding to hire more teachers and purchase instruments.

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